Humane Society of Chilton County

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Hours of Operation
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
12:00 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
No drop offs after 4:00 pm

12:00 p.m. to 3 p.m.
No drop offs after 2:00 pm

Thursday and Sunday

Calendar of Events and Fundraisers

Monthly Meeting - Open to the Public
First Thursday of each month
Chilton/Clanton Library, Clanton AL
6:00 pm

Content: Adoption

Please consider adopting your next family member from the Chilton County Humane Society! We have many wonderful animals brought to us and adopting them to local homes helps us save as many lives as we can. Plus, adopting from the shelter saves you hundreds of dollars over getting a "free" pet.

With a "free to a good home" pet, you have to pay for vet visits for vaccinations and deworming, and then extra for getting the animal spayed or neutered, microchipped and it's rabies shot. 

But if you adopt from the humane society, all this and more is included in the low adoption fee of $125, saving you hundreds of dollars! Your savings are even better if you adopt a cat, check out all our adoption rates below:


Puppies & Adult Dogs $125
Dogs 6 years old and over $50
Cats up to 5 month old $50
Cats 6 months old and over $25

Adoption includes spay or neuter, rabies shot, microchip, up to date on normal shots, bordetella shot, treated for fleas, and deworming.   

PLUS,  you get a free vet visit with a Chilton County vet within 3 days of adoption.

PLUS,  when you adopt from the shelter, you also qualify for 30 days of free pet health insurance with 24 Pet Watch.

Visit this page after adopting your new family member to register your insurance

You can fill out an online adoption application at this link.  

Please help the animals by adopting rather than buying from a breeder!

Content: Board Members

President – Lee Helms

Lee is the past Director of the State of Alabama Emergency Management Agency under Governors Fob James and Don Siegelman.  He served as a member of the Alabama Defense Security Council and Deputy Director of the Office of Homeland Security for Alabama.   Lee founded the 911 organization and was elected to serve as the first state president.  He currently is the owner of Lee Helms Associates (LHA), L. L. C., an emergency management/homeland security consulting firm in Clanton, Alabama.  Lee served in the United State Air Force for six years.  A long time supporter of the Chilton County Humane Society, Lee became its president in February, 2018.  Lee can be contacted on his cell at 205-351-1969.

First Vice President – Kristi Hyche

With a background in office management, Kristi has been instrumental in upgrading our office systems.      She is a mom of many many furry and feathered babies of her own as well as the many foster animals she’s helped rescue.   She has served on the board since November 2016.

Second Vice President – Tracie Robitaille 

Tracie’s involvement with the shelter began in 2015 as a puppy and dog foster. She has been on the board since 2017. She is a high school teacher and shares her home with many furry friends.

Treasurer – Bill McCay

Bill is a CPA with an office in Jemison Alabama.  A life long dog lover, he shares his home and office with his Labrador friends.  Bill has served on the CCHS board since October 2014.  Thanks to Bill's involvement, the CCHS underwent and passed it's first audit in 2017. 

Secretary – Amy Nicholas

Besides her involvement on the humane society board, Amy is also involved with the Girl Scouts.   As a amateur photographer,  Amy does a lot of the photo sessions for our special events as well as the pictures of our animals for adoption or rescue.   She has been  involved with the shelter as a volunteer and foster  since 2014.  

“At-Large” - Jeff Melton

Jeff is retired from Alabama Power and currently is the owner of Southern Dixie Auto Repair in Clanton.    He does a tremendous service to the humane society by being in charge of maintenance for the building and the shelter vehicles. 

“At-Large” - Kat Reece

Kat is the past president of the Chilton County Humane Society and the Chilton County Historical Society.   She began as a volunteer and foster in 2012 and has served on the executive board since 2013.  Currently, Kat’s position is website manager and social media. 

Content: Second Annual Bark in the Park
Come to the Second Annual Bark in the Park!


Come out to the Second Annual Bark in the Park at Goose Pond Park in Clanton AL on Oct 21, 2017 between 2:00 and 7:00 pm!!

Make sure to get your very own event t-shirt ahead of the date!  We are pleased to announce that Trendy Chic Boutique in downtown Clanton will have the shirts starting October 7th for advance sales!  This unique design, shown on the left, was created by local Chilton County artist Diana Hiott and is already creating a stir!  Shirts are $15.

We'll have live entertainment, bands, food booths, vendors, arts and crafts, and much much more!

Pet costume contest! Dress up your dog or cat in their Halloween best and come out to the park and your pet might win a prize!! Much more to be announced!

We still have vendor spots open! If you'd like to come join us that day please download the vendor form from this link. We can also still take sponsorships until October 1st! If you'd like to sponsor our event and get your company name/logo on the back of our awesome event shirt please download the sponsor information form and the spon sor application form. Thank you!

Content: Robber breaks into Chilton Humane Society Shelter
Misc Early in the morning on July 2nd a Chilton County resident broke into our shelter and stole $1,500 worth of tools, cameras and office supplies from us and our employees.  The tools and cameras belonged to the employees who had brought them from home to help with work on our building.

We were in the process of doing some much needed improvements to our building, improvements that we had a very tight budget to manage it on.  This theft has set us back.

We desperately need to create an area in our old small building for a puppy isolation area, a place to keep puppies who are coming in and may have diseases or issues that could infect a healthy population of puppies.  We also need to buy at least one more set of kennel banks for puppies, these banks are far outside our normal budget.

Please help us by donating to our kennel bank fund.  Thank you!!

Content: Third Annual Easter Petting Zoo and Pony Rides

Easter is coming! 

Come to the Petting Zoo and Pony Ride fundraiser at Goose Pond Park on April 8th from 10:00 to 4:00!! 

Besides the ponies and petting zoo animals we'll have games for kids to play and win prizes!  We also have invited the Easter Bunny who will be available for you to take pictures with your children. 


Hunt One at 11:00 am will be for children up to age 7
Hunt Two at 1:00 pm will be for children 8 to 12

Sponsors Needed!

If you or your business would like to be a sponsor, please download these forms.

Content: Stokes Automotive is Giving Away a Car For Us!

Thank you Stokes Automotive in Clanton!

When the owners and managers at Stokes heard that we were in serious financial difficulty they immediately sat down to come up with a way to help us.    They decided that they would sell chances for a car! 

Come by Stokes between now and December 19th and make a $10 donation to the Chilton County Humane and leave an item from our wish list and you could win this Buick LeSabre!! 

The drawing will be held on December 20, 2016 so hurry up and make your donation now!! 

We appreciate everyone who has reached out to us in this time of need.  The outpouring of help has been appreciated not only by the board, the staff and volunteers; but also by our animals.  Our adoption rate has increased since we were on the news.


Content: Donations needed


If you saw us on the news last night, then you know that we desperately need funding to help us keep the shelter doors open. Without additional donations we will have to stop in-taking animals.

You can watch the WIAT42 segment at this link and their livecast walk through the shelter at this link.

Thank you to both WIAT42 and WBRC Fox6 for helping us broadcast our needs!

You can help by making a donation via paypal by clicking on the "donate" button on the top left. You can also make a donation by mail to our address at 139 Shade Tree Drive, Clanton, AL 35045.

If you would like to adopt Martin the cat, or Happy Feet the puppy you can by going to our online adoption application at this link.

Thank you for any help you can offer.  If you would like to help provide supplies, our number one item we need is cat litter, we always need cat litter. We also need contractor strength garbage bags, puppy food, water hoses and nozzles, office supplies, toilet tissue and paper towels.

Content: ABUSE!


Both of these three month old puppies' ears have been completely cut off with scissors down to their head. PLEASE HELP US! If you know anything about these dogs please email us at 

Thanks to donors who wish to stay anonymous,
we can offer a $2,500 reward for information
leading to the arrest of the people responsible
for cutting off the puppies' ears.

Please email rather than calling.

The reports we've received from people are indicating that these puppies were dumped in the area south of Randolph near the Bibb / Chilton County line.  People in the area saw them before their ears were cut off, and then afterward in the same area.  

We wish we could say this is an isolated incident, but it isn't.  The week before this, these nine two day old puppies were found in a mop bucket on the side of the road.

They were taken from their mother immediately after birth and left to slowly die.  Some of them still had parts of their umbilical cords attached.  Thankfully someone found them and brought them to us, we got them into bottle feeding homes, but they weren't found in time and we lost four of the nine in the first 24 hours. 

We are drowning.  We receive 250-300 animals a month, some of them are in good shape, but too many others were abused, have mange, have ringworm, have heartworms, and so many other issues.  When you combine this with our ongoing issue with being underfunded it leaves us with hard decisions. 

It would cost us less than a dollar to euthanize these animals, we don't want to do that.  We are fighting every day to lower our euthanasia rate, we didn't decide to work for the animals in this county just to euthanize them because its easier or cheaper. 


We are funded by Chilton County and the cities of Clanton, Jemison and Thorsby, we are not allowed by the terms of our agreement to require a drop off fee.  We can count on $6,600 a month from the county and cities but this only covers our payroll.  That leaves us with no money for utilities, no money for medicines, no money for vet visits and no money to ever make improvements EXCEPT for the money we receive from the community in donations.    Please help us!


Content: Bark in the Park!

We are thrilled to announce our first annual Bark in the Park!  The event is being hosted for us by Ivey Creek Healthcare (the parent company for Chilton Urgent Care). 

There will be vendors, games, prizes, food and music!!  We'll have 5 bands throughout the day and our headlining act is Jessica Meuse, a season finalist on American Idol and an Alabama native.

We will have a 5k Glow Run!  Dog Costumes!  Food!  Much much more!

If you would like to help sponsor this event you can download your information here:  Information Sheet and Sponsor and Vendor Form.

Vendors!  A 10 x 10 booth space is $50.  We are expecting large crowds to turn out for this since it's being advertised state wide.  If you would like to rent a booth, please download the sponsor and vendor form. 

Content: Miss Chilton Elite Beauty Pageant


Join us for the first annual Miss Chilton Elite Pageant to benefit the Chilton County Humane Society!

October 22, 2016

Jemison Municipal Audiotorium

All contestants will receive a crown on stage and a plaque with a photograph sleeve. Winner's pictures will be in The Clanton Advertiser and the Chilton County News. Winners will also be brought onstage at the Bark in the Park event the following weekend (estimated attendance is 50,000).

Download your application and information packet by clicking here.  

If you want to sponsor this event, or rent a table to promote your business, please download your form by clicking here.

We are only accepting 15 contestants per age group. Spots will fill quickly so send your entry form in early!

Low entry fee of only $75.00 covers your supreme package and entry into all events. Events will be: Most Beautiful, Best Smile, Best Hair, and Most Photogenic.

EARLY BIRD: Enter by August 24, 2016 and pay only $65.00
DEADLINE: Entry form and entry fee OR entry form, sponsorship tickets and sponsorship money must be received no later than September 10, 2016


Girls 0-3, 4-6,7-9, 10-13, and 14 and up
(Age as of October 22, 2016)


Mary Kay representative Kristi Hyche will donate 25% of all sales of make up for this event to the Chilton County Humane Society! You can contact her at